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Even after the release of Nelson Mandela and the promise of free elections- extremist groups terrorized South Africa- bombing churches- opening fire in bars and restaurants. Nearly twenty-five years ago- as a young Captain- Vaughn de Vries finds himself in pursuit of the suspects of a fatal bombing in his precinct- under the command of one of the most feared white police officers of the time: Major Kobus Nel. Out of radio communication and without clear evidence- the SAPS barge into a township and set off a chain of events which will resonate for a quarter of a century. In Cape Town in 2015- the heiress of an Apartheid-era industrialist is found murdered- her body posed to suggest a racial hate crime. But- as Colonel Vaughn De Vries investigates- possible motives for her death abound: a highly controversial art exhibition- her sexual preferences- her relationship - as yet unknown by the press - with the son of one of the heroes of The Struggle. And- moving South down through the country- five men are murdered- each with a connection to a point in history De Vries would sooner forget. When the link is made- De Vries must re-live the traumatic event to uncover the perpetrator. Old wounds- hidden in history- are exposed- and a mysterious killer approaches- whom no one seems able to stop.Longlisted for the 2015 Crime Writers Association Golden Dagger (Crime Novel of the Year)Praise for Paul Mendelson:Authoritative and unblinkered fare Financial TimesOnce more- South Africa is brought vividly to life in a fine crimer which delivers a warm change from the regular diet of S... Please click here to ask a question
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